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Histogenics Corp (HSGX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Garheng Kong

41 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Adam Gridley

45 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jonathan Lieber

48 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Kennedy

60 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Joshua Baltzell

47 2012 Independent Director

David Gill

62 2015 Independent Director

John Johnson

59 2013 Independent Director

Michael Lewis

58 2011 Independent Director

Kevin Rakin

57 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Garheng Kong

Dr. Garheng Kong, M.D. Ph.D. is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Histogenics Corporation. Dr. Kong has been the Managing Partner of HealthQuest Capital, a healthcare investment firm, since July 2013. He was a general partner at Sofinnova Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on life sciences, from September 2010 to December 2013. From 2000 to September 2010, he was at Intersouth Partners, a venture capital firm, most recently as a general partner. Dr. Kong has served on the board of directors of Cempra, Inc. since 2006 and as chairman of its board since 2008. Dr. Kong has also served on the board of directors of Strongbridge Biopharma plc since September 2015, the board of directors of Alimera Sciences, Inc. since October 2012 and on the board of directors of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings since December 2013. Dr. Kong holds a B.S. from Stanford University. He holds an M.D., Ph.D. and an M.B.A. from Duke University. We believe that Dr. Kong’s qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his knowledge and experience in the venture capital industry, his medical training and his significant prior board experience with both public and privately held companies.

Adam Gridley

Mr. Adam Gridley is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Histogenics Corporation. Mr. Gridley previously served from October 2012 until May 2014 as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations at Merz North America, Inc., the North American business unit of Merz, Inc., a privately-held pharmaceuticals company. From September 2011 to October 2012, he was Senior Vice President, Operations & Product Development responsible for global research and development and manufacturing for Merz Aesthetics, Inc., a global business unit of Merz, Inc., and from July 2010 to September 2011, Mr. Gridley held the position of Senior Vice President, Product Development at Merz. From September 2008 to July 2010, Mr. Gridley was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for BioForm Medical, Inc., a publicly-traded company acquired by Merz, Inc. Mr. Gridley holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver. We believe that Mr. Gridley’s qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his extensive experience as an executive in the biotechnology industry and his prior service as a senior-level executive in both early stage and mature biotechnology companies.

Jonathan Lieber

Mr. Jonathan Lieber is appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Lieber was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Metamark Genetics, Inc., a privately held, urology-focused, molecular diagnostics company, from January 2014 to June 2015. From September 2012 to September 2013, Mr. Lieber served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Repligen Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of high-value consumables to the life sciences industry. From June 2009 to May 2012, Mr. Lieber served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Xcellerex, Inc., a privately-held company engaged in the manufacture and sale of capital equipment and related consumables to the biopharmaceutical industry. Mr. Lieber received an M.B.A. in finance from the Stern School of Business of New York University and a B.S. in business administration from Boston University.

Stephen Kennedy

Mr. Stephen Richard Kennedy is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He has served as our Chief Technology Officer since July 2015. From August 2013 to July 2015, Mr. Kennedy served as our Senior Vice President of Technical Operations. From May 2011 to August 2013, Mr. Kennedy served as the Executive Vice President, Research and Development, at Mascoma Corporation, a biofuel company. Mr. Kennedy served as Executive Director of the Novartis/MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from October 2010 to May 2011. Mr. Kennedy also served as Senior Vice President of Biologics Operations at Genzyme Corporation from 2008 to October 2010, after having held a variety of technical operations positions with the company beginning in 1992. Prior to this, Mr. Kennedy managed process development at Genencor International in Helsinki, Finland from 1989 to 1992. Mr. Kennedy has a B.S. from the University of Michigan, an M.S. from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from Boston University.

Joshua Baltzell

Mr. Joshua Baltzell is an Independent Director of Histogenics Corporation. Mr. Baltzell is a Venture Partner at Split Rock Partners, and also serves as a Venture Partner at SightLine Partners. He has been with Split Rock since 2004 and with SightLine since 2014. Mr. Baltzell has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to his tenure in the venture capital industry, Mr. Baltzell held roles as an investment banker at Piper Jaffray Companies from 2000 to 2002, where he focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions in the medical device sector, as well as various marketing and business development positions with SCIMED and Boston Scientific. Mr. Baltzell currently serves on the boards of Magnolia Medical, Nanocyte Medical, Colorescience and Entellus. Mr. Baltzell holds a B.A. in Economics from St. Olaf College and an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. We believe that Mr. Baltzell’s qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his extensive experience in the venture capital industry, his investment banking experience in the healthcare and medical device industries with both public and privately held companies and his significant prior board experience.

David Gill

Mr. David N. Gill is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gill served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of EndoChoice, Inc., a medical device company focused on gastrointestinal disease from April 2016 through the sale of the company to Boston Scientific in November 2016 and as Chief Financial Officer from August 2014 to April 2016. Mr. Gill currently serves on the board and as audit committee chairman of Cempra, Inc. Previously, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of INC Research, a clinical research organization, from February 2011 to August 2013 after having served as a board member and its audit committee chairman from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Gill was the Chief Financial Officer of TransEnterix, Inc., a medical device company, from March 2009 to February 2011 and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NxStage Medical, Inc, a publicly-traded dialysis equipment company, from July 2005 to November 2006. Mr. Gill also served as a director and audit committee chairman on two public life science company boards, LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. and IsoTis OrthoBiologics, Inc. and several private life science companies from 2006 to 2009. Earlier in his career Mr. Gill served in a variety of senior executive leadership roles for several publically-traded companies including CTI Molecular Imaging, Inc., Interland Inc., Novoste Corporation, and Dornier Medical Systems. Mr. Gill holds a B.S. degree, cum laude, in Accounting from Wake Forest University and an M.B.A. degree, with honors, from Emory University, and was formerly a certified public accountant. We believe that Mr. Gill’s qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his extensive experience as an executive in the biotechnology industry and his prior service as a senior-level executive in mature biotechnology companies.

John Johnson

Mr. John H. Johnson is an Independent Director of Histogenics Corporation. Mr. Johnson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dendreon Corporation from January 2012 to August 2014. Mr. Johnson previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from January 2011 until January 2012, and prior to that time, served as Senior Vice President and President of Eli Lilly and Company’s oncology unit from November 2009 until January 2011. He was also Chief Executive Officer of ImClone Systems Incorporated from 2007 until November 2009, and served on ImClone’s board of directors until it was acquired by Eli Lilly in 2008. Prior to joining ImClone, Mr. Johnson served as Company Group Chairman of Johnson & Johnson’s Worldwide Biopharmaceuticals unit from 2005 until 2007, President of its Ortho Biotech Products LP and Ortho Biotech Canada units from 2003 until 2005, and Worldwide Vice President of its CNS, Pharmaceuticals Group Strategic unit from 2001 until 2003. Mr. Johnson currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of Strongbridge Biopharma plc, and as a director of Cempra Inc., Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He also served as a member of the board of directors for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and as a member of the Health Section Governing Board of Biotechnology Industry Organization. He earned his B.S. from the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. We believe that Mr. Johnson’s qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his extensive experience as an executive in the biotechnology industry and his prior service as a senior-level executive in mature biotechnology companies.

Michael Lewis

Mr. Michael Lewis is an Independent Director of Histogenics Corporation. Mr. Lewis has more than 25 years of experience in the investment management and retail industries. Mr. Lewis is currently Chairman of Oceana Investment Corporation Limited, a private U.K. investment company, and is also a Partner of Oceana Investment Partners LLP, a U.K. investment advisor. Mr. Lewis currently serves as Chairman of Strandbags Holdings Pty Limited, an Australian retail company comprising some 450 stores and a Non-Executive Director of The Foschini Group Limited, a South African retail company with some 2,000 stores. Mr. Lewis serves on the board of United Trust Bank Limited, a U.K.-based bank, and served on the Supervisory Board of Axel Springer AG in Germany from 2007 to September 2012. Mr. Lewis previously worked for Ivory and Sime, a money manager based in Scotland, and Lombard Odier, a money manager based in England. He has an undergraduate degree and a postgraduate degree from the University of Cape Town. We believe Mr. Lewis’ qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his extensive experience in money management, and as an investor and director of biomedical and other companies.

Kevin Rakin

Mr. Kevin L. Rakin is an Independent Director of Histogenics Corporation. Mr. Rakin is a co-founder and Partner at HighCape Partners, a growth equity life sciences fund where he has served since November 2013. From June 2011 to November 2012, Mr. Rakin was the President of Regenerative Medicine at Shire plc, a leading specialty biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Rakin currently serves on a number of boards, including Oramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cheetah Medical Inc. and Tela Bio, Inc. Mr. Rakin holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and received his graduate and undergraduate degrees in Commerce from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. We believe that Mr. Rakin’s qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his extensive experience as an executive in the biotechnology industry, as well as his service in positions in various companies as a chief executive officer, chief financial officer and president and his involvement in public and private financings and mergers and acquisitions in the biotechnology industry.

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